Every time students from Kowhai Special School pass the Karamu Stream they will look over and see a bank of trees they planted. The school caters for students aged 5 to 21 with special needs spread between classes at a base school in central Hastings, plus satellite locations at primary, intermediate and high school campuses around the city. A senior tech class is designed for students aged 18 to 21 at Flaxmere High School, with the goal of teaching life skills for when students leave school.
Could comic books be the way future Kiwi teens learn about their country's past? Author Matt McKinley has just released his first graphic novel in a series which will examine different events from the country's Land Wars. "As a kid I was enthralled with books or films about kings, knights and soldiers," McKinley said. He had thought interesting history only happened overseas, but as he grew older and learnt more he found New Zealand's own stories were just as fascinating.
The health and social service agency blessed its first emergency house on Tuesday, a tidy two-bedroom property in central Hastings, as it begins to add short-term housing to its portfolio of services. It has partnered with Emerge Aotearoa to provide emergency housing through a project named Te Whare Huakina, funded by the Ministry of Social Development.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".